Attacks on elderly lead to N.Y. manhunt

March 11, 2007 at 2:39 PM
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NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- New York police responded to a pair of violent muggings of two elderly women by launching a citywide manhunt for the suspect.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told the New York Post city officials are doing everything they can to catch the man who attacked two elderly women, ages 85 and 101, in Queens last week.

"We are pulling out all the stops to find him," Kelly said. "He's assaulted two defenseless, elderly women. We want to stop him before he strikes again."

Police are handing out pictures of the bicycle-riding suspect taken by a security camera during one of the muggings.

While 101-year-old Rose Morat has pledged to bounce back from two broken cheekbones, the Post said that a $45 mugging has left Solange Elizee scared of her own home.

"I'm afraid of this place," the 85-year-old said of the site of her attack. "Every time I have to come to my apartment, I'm afraid."

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